17 oktober 2011

How many projects will fit in one basket...

On the dining room table there is an old basket. It comes from my husbands aunt, lovely old fashioned with a plastic lined base inside.  In there I put the projects that I am currently working on.
After I moved in to our temporary home I started working on the family tree quilt for my son. I have 7 blocks sewn together and the other 11 in bags sorted out, ready to go.
Second layer in my basket is the stitchery teapot blocks with all the fabrics I selected and got from my friend. A hand work project, maybe I will take it along on our trip to Berlin next week.
And then there comes a third layer.....Last Saturday I went to the Quilterij and signed up for the Mystery Quilt Project 2011-2012 called Carrousel, starting first week in November. I picked purples, greens and reds. The kit comes in a nice box together with embroidery thread. I decided to make the small version (75x100cm). Can't wait to start working on it, but most of all meeting the other ladies that will work on this project for the coming year. Meeting other quilters through a quilt class is the best way to start feeling at home where ever you live. I miss all my quilt friends in Singapore, Shanghai and Chicago a lot. Don't want and cannot replace them, but just want to add some friends to my list.

Happy quilting,

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Aren't we lucky to make friends through quilting wherever we are? Love the basket, especially the fabrics in the box; I'm intrigued and can't wait to see what will become of it.
    PS: We are off to Shanghai tomorrow; will spend the day with Paula and Willemijn then on to Beijing where my daughter is working now. Probably will have a quick trip to the fabric market :)!

  2. Indeed, still missing my quilting friends from Singapore as well! But to cherish those moments and adding more friends along the way is the right way for an expat woman to move on! ;)

    I think you need more baskets!

  3. You are unstoppable! I love the basket full of materials to become projects, can't wait to see the pictures!

  4. He Rose-Anne, ik vond het leuk om vandaag naast je te zitten. En met die nieuwe vrienden komt het vast goed! Ik kan niet alle foto's op je blog zien, want de meesten zijn alleen een uitroepteken, maar het klinkt als een leuk project! Groetjes en een fijn weekend! Peti (le--petit--bonheur.blogspot.com )